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Sarah Jessica Parker Is Launching a Book Publishing Imprint

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Carrie Bradshaw would be proud.

While Carrie Bradshaw is no longer on our TVs (well, with the exception of those lazy Sunday rerun marathons), we have a theory that Sarah Jessica Parker herself is slowly turning into an IRL Carrie Bradshaw right before our very eyes.

Not only has the actress built a successful shoe line, solidified her reputation as one of the most adventurous red-carpet dressers of the era and launched a collection of NYC-ready LBDs, but she now has a publishing imprint, too — an achievement that her sex columnist alter ego would surely be proud of.

According to The New York Times, the Divorce star will help choose, edit and publish three to four new novels per year for a new imprint at Hogarth Publishing (which is inspired by the publisher originally founded by Virginia and Leonard Woolf in 1917), called SJP for Hogarth. The imprint will make its first selections in fall 2017. 

“I have always loved to read for the same reason I love to act,” Parker told the Times, “which is that other people’s stories are more interesting to me than my own.” She added that the endeavor was out of respect for her mother, a nursery school teacher who passed her love for reading on to her.

Over the years, Parker has made a name for herself as a bibliophile, even leading "Sarah Jessica Parker's Book Club" for pal Gwyneth Paltrow's goop, which includes such selections as Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch and George Gissing's New Grub Street. 

Oct. 6, 2:15 p.m.: Correction: Hogarth is an imprint of Crown Publishing Group that was launched in 2012 as a partnership between Chatto & Windus in the U.K. and Crown in the U.S.; it was inspired by the Woolfs' original publisher, which Chatto & Windus bought in 1946. Crown Publishing Group is part of Random House, which is part of Penguin Random House.  

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